Waitress receives huge tip

We’ve all been there, having one of those days when EVERYTHING that could possibly go wrong, does.

Sometimes it doesn’t just stop when you wake up the following day.

This waitress was having a horrendous WEEK. Stacey Heaton from Oxford, was a young Mum.

She worked part time as a waitress whilst the kids were at school and during the evening she was doing an at-home course, hoping to one day become a nurse.

She loved her job, speaking to her customers and hearing about their day. But sometimes, the restaurant was over-packed and under-staffed.

This week was one of those weeks, both of her children were ill, and she had to work as they were in desperate need of money

She left her kids with a friend but she was texting saying she can’t keep an eye on them much longer.

She was at the end of her tether and broke down in the middle of her shift, a moment of weakness from her usual unexplained strength.

She explained to a customer who was there to comfort her and even when she had collected herself, she had to stay and work the shift, due to money problems and staffing issues.

What she didn’t know, was that the customer who comforted her, had quite a lot of money, and was there on a business trip.

She barely remembered what he looked like, but at the end of a manic shift, clearing the tables, she saw this check left on the side. She had no time to notice it any earlier, and the saviour had already long gone.


“I will never forget this moment for as long as I live. And I vow to always ‘pay it forward’ and really try to help others in their time of need. It doesn’t necessarily have to be with money, I just want to help others and for them to have the feeling that I got when I saw this. God bless you”


Have you had any experiences of any kind gestures from strangers – I really believe that it’s what keeps the world turning. Do your bit, and make someone smile.

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